England Rugby wins first game under new coach Steve Borthwick, a positive step forward for the team. The game was characterized by solid defense and a balanced lineup.
England secured a hard-fought victory over Italy in the latest Six Nations match, marking the start of the Steve Borthwick era. The result of the game was not particularly flashy, but was characterized by a solid performance that relied on Borthwick’s tried-and-tested methods of lineouts, driving mauls, and defense.
The victory came as a relief for England, who had been facing criticism from their own fans after a difficult period in which the team was in disarray. With only a few weeks of preparation with their new coach before the Six Nations, the win can be seen as a positive step forward for the team.
Borthwick made a shrewd choice in terms of player selection, as the team appeared more balanced with Owen Farrell as the sole 10 and two specialist centers, Henry Slade and Ollie Lawrence. Slade, in particular, shone in the game, with his left boot and defensive organization earning him the Man of the Match award.
The future of the 12 position is an interesting topic of discussion, with Borthwick hinting at giving it to Dan Kelly once he is fit. However, it remains to be seen whether he will stick with the impressive Ollie Lawrence in this role.
In conclusion, England’s victory over Italy can be seen as a positive step forward for the team, despite being against a relatively weak opponent. With Borthwick at the helm and a solid win under their belts, England fans can look forward to a promising future.